12 Broadway Dances You Can Learn at Home Right Now
Don’t get us wrong — we love to lay on the couch as much as the next person. But during a time like this, it’s also super important to move for a bit each day. And what better way to exercise than with dance moves worthy of a Broadway stage? We’ve compiled 12 step-by-step videos from Broadway choreographers and dancers that’ll help keep you moving, grooving, and singing while you’re at home.
Watch This While You Warm Up
While you lace up your dancing
shoes slippers, get in the moving mood and warm up alongside this look at some must-know Broadway dances. From “West Side Story” to “A Chorus Line” — this is the perfect way to start the show.
Broadway Basics from “So You Think You Can Dance”
Take the stage with choreographer Stuart Bishop as he walks you through a classic Broadway-esque routine. It’s got everything: snapping fingers, the tip of an invisible hat, and multiple reaches for the stars.
“Seize The Day” from “Newsies”
With “Seize The Day” choreo, you can simultaneously learn how to move like the Newsies and clean when it’s time to put the newspaper/rag/towels/whatever you’ve got at home on the floor. The show’s choreographer Christopher Gattelli walks you through the iconic scene step-by-step.
“He Lives in You” from “The Lion King”
Dancer and resident choreographer Ruthlyn Salomons takes you through some of her favorite moments from “The Lion King” with help from cast members of the show. Join the group (from the safety of your house) and get inspired with moves from “He Lives in You.”
“You Can’t Stop The Beat” from “Hairspray”
Tracy Turnblad, who? Jump back in time and get groovin’ with “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from “Hairspray.” The choreographer and cast members from the UK tour take you through the song — and even leave a bit of room for you to freestyle on your own.
“All That Jazz” from “Chicago”
“All That Jazz” is a musical moment for the history books. This in-depth tutorial is the perfect video for anyone who loves Broadway choreography but doesn’t necessary consider themselves a dancer — yet.
“Anything Goes” Dance Break Choreography
Calling all former, current, and future tap dancers: your moment has arrived and you are now the star of “Anything Goes” in your at-home production. While we would maybe advise against tap shoes if you live in an apartment, we don’t advise against channeling your inner Sutton Foster and following this tutorial.
“We’re All in This Together” from “High School Musical”
This is the one that we’ve always been meaning to learn but just haven’t had the time — and now we do! Okay, it’s technically not a Broadway show but it has the personality of a Broadway show. And that counts, right? This super thorough step-by-step will have you yelling “What team? Wildcats!” before you know it (and whether you like it or not).
Choreography from “Tootsie”
“The Ron Carlisle” dance was one of the most memorable moments of “Tootsie.” It’s fast-paced, hilarious, and very weird in all the best ways. Watch and learn as the show’s choreographer Denis Jones and Broadway actors take you through each and every movement.
“This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”
This is the perfect tune to dance around your room in. And now you can do just that while doing the moves from the movie. We could all use some heart-pumping, emotionally-charged song and dance right now; there’s quite possibly no better song to get you feeling inspired than ‘This Is Me.”
“Come Alive” from “The Greatest Showman”
Sorry not sorry but — we really love “The Greatest Showman.” “Come Alive” is another song that has us feeling all sorts of excited. This tutorial matches each and every dance level so it’s ideal for you, your roommates, or the whole fam.
“Will Power” from “Something Rotten!”
There’s no need to do your at-home workout if you’re going to learn the choreography from “Will Power.” Why? Because it’s got cardio for days, moves you can’t help but hit, and the song itself has a dreamy gym-meets-Broadway beat. It’s a win all-around.